Pennsylvannia state and county officials attended a cybersecurity training session hosted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, says a news report.
The training provided election, information technology and security personnel with simulation scenarios that helped them train for cyber incidents that could impact voting and were provided with best practices for cyber incident planning, identification, response and recovery. The exercise is similar to the bipartisan bill proposed last month by New York representatives Kathleen Rice (D) and John Katko (R) that would require members of Congress to receive annual cybersecurity and IT training.
"Pennsylvania welcomes opportunities like these tabletops to test our state’s election security measures and layered defenses,” Kathy Boockvar, acting secretary of state, said. “These exercises provide us with an invaluable opportunity to test our response plans and share best practices among our federal, state, and local partners.”